Continuing the discussion from GOSH Newsletter, Open Hours & Community Coordinator Weekly Hours:
Starting a dedicated topic here on the use of workadventu.re.
I personally had a lot of fun and great experiences designing a map and using it first time during December in the times leading up to the grand rC3, remote chaos experience, the virtual version of the chaos communication congress. For witch many hackerspaces designed their own worlds which was uber-connected and hosted approximately 20k people… YES! it was a chaos.
The map we were drawing for our new space in Zürich, Bitwäscherei, is accessible by the link I shared earlier.
I people are interested to learn more. this how to is quite a good start:
Generally we also used our maps for small hang-outs. our weekly openlab on tuesday, while some people were in the space, others joined from their home-labs. what we learned is that it’s kinda important to announce some kinda programm and schedule, WHEN, we are there, to make sure a minimal critical number is around, so the interaction is relevant. (a meeting call of 3-4 people is easier to do otherwise). we also used it for our x.mas party, where we invited our community to be part of an online exhibition, which is still visible in the map.
a continous development, new stuff around, and accessible documentation of earlier activities in the virtual map is kinda important and makes it more “alive”, but it needs a lot of back-end work by the designers.
with those good experiences i went on to use workadventu.re for a hybrdid classroom activities. A 1 week project week for biomed / enginnering students in the fablab Luzern. And I have to say, it worked fantastic and we got super feedback from the students.
of course with students it’s even easier to “motivate” them to use the tool for a whole period of time… cos we can just say they have to
To give you some other ideas, who a map can look like. check this one:
I am happy to share more experiences, and maybe we can find a group and time to have a little online crash course and design our own map for the gosh community. in the meantime, feel free to use the island.hackteria.org